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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro V8700 GeForce 9800 GT
Red Dead Redemption 2 547% 558%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 547% 558%
Cyberpunk 2077 788% 805%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 196% 202%
FIFA 20 244% 251%
The Outer Worlds 438% 448%
Borderlands 3 583% 595%
Need For Speed Heat 547% 558%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 788% 805%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 504% 515%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro V8700 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT.

The FirePro V8700 was released less than a year after the GeForce 9800 GT, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The FirePro V8700 has 512 MB more video memory than the GeForce 9800 GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the FirePro V8700 also has superior memory performance overall.

The FirePro V8700 has 51.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 9800 GT, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro V8700 is much better than the GeForce 9800 GT.

The FirePro V8700 has 800 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800 GT has 112. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro V8700 is 390 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9800 GT is 168. The FirePro V8700 having 222 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro V8700 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 9800 GT.

The FirePro V8700 requires 151 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800 GT requires 105 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the FirePro V8700 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce 9800 GT. The FirePro V8700 requires 46 Watts more than the GeForce 9800 GT to run. The difference is significant enough that the FirePro V8700 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce 9800 GT.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed750 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRV770 XTTesla G92-270-A2
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date11 Sep 2008vs21 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed850 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth108.8GB/secvs57.6GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units800vs112
Actual Shader Performance19%vs8%
Texture Mapping Units-vs56
Texture Rate-vs33.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs16
Pixel Rate-vs9.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections2vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power151 Wattsvs105 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Wattsvs400 Watts & 29 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM-4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, and civil engineering architectural software such as Chief Architect, whereas Radeon counterparts are suited towards video games. FireGL drivers were built with maximum image quality and pixel precision, with CAD specific functionalities such as the recently introduced AutoDetection Technology to tune the parameters inside the driver to achieve maximum performance for predefined list of software. However, because the drivers are also based on the Catalyst drivers made for the Radeon line, it makes them suitable for gaming, at the expense of probable compatibility issues with the very latest games due to the age of the drivers, with FireGL cards in theory pushing more data than their Radeon gaming counterparts
The ATI FireGL range of video cards, renamed to FirePro 3D in late 2008, is the series specifically for CAD (Computer Aided Design) and DCC (Digital Content Creation) software, usually found in workstations.
GeForce 9800 GT is a High-End Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed G92-270-A2 which has 7 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 112 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 600MHz.

The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 105W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and it requires at least one 6-pin available connectors.

GeForce 9800 GT is a direct re-brand of GeForce 8800 GT.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat below a Radeon HD 4770, meaning it is much faster than Radeon HD 3870.
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